I have had a crazy week. My younger son and his family are staying for a while over the holidays and we are fitting people and noise into my relatively small space. Headcolds, teething, you get the picture. And then my elder son and his wife just had their second child this past week as well. A little girl this time, so both of my boys have a boy and a girl. Very exciting!!! Having had two children myself I obviously spent time amidst the noise and chaos, but mercifully, we forget!! OK, now I'm remembering!!! Nonetheless, they are dear little individuals and my sons (and their wives) are fabulous parents, but I forgot about the noise.....just sayin'. That's my excuse for not getting much done in the last few days.
But I had a few moments to myself yesterday and I grabbed a couple of things off the counter to work on the current Liz Steel class. www.lizsteel.com And I came up with this.
We were to use sight measuring, using our pencils, to set up the composition and it was supposed to be using things from the bathroom. I just grabbed stuff from the kitchen because I am working at the kitchen table. I did the 'measuring' and used my pencils, but forgot to take a picture of this when it was just pencil lines. I went over the lines using my Platinum carbon pen, erased the pencil marks and then I applied watercolour. (I really like the thin lines of the carbon pen, but I also like them because they are reminiscent of the lines I make whilst stitching.) I am using a Stillman and Birn, Alpha Series sketchbook, 5 l/2 x 8 1/2 with the heavy weight paper. It takes the washes pretty well. If I get a few more moments today I'm going to try another one. And I haven't done part two of this week's class yet either. And the new class is coming out tomorrow. I'll do what I can....there is dinner to prepare and I have to shop for it first.
I'll be back.